ISP PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, MODULE 1
The Olympic Collection Banquet and Conference Center - Los Angeles, California
Integral Somatic Psychology Professional Training, Module 1: The Physiology of Emotions. One can take module one before committing to modules two and three.
The Integral Somatic Psychology™ Professional Training (ISP™): Improving outcomes and shortening treatment times in all therapy modalities (including those already body-oriented) through greater embodiment of a larger range of emotions.
What is ISP?
Are you interested in improving outcomes and shortening treatment times in your practice?
New evidence-based theories of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive psychology and neuroscience offer the possibility of improving outcomes and shortening treatment periods in all therapies including those that are already body-oriented such as Somatic Experiencing (SE).
Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), has been developed by Dr. Raja Selvam on the basis of findings in these emerging and exciting scientific paradigms, on over a hundred years of research on the physiology of emotions, on findings from multiple body psychotherapy approaches on various physiological defenses against emotions, and on principles of energy psychology.
ISP offers therapists in all modalities a complementary approach to improve cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical, energetic, relational, and spiritual outcomes in all therapies through fuller embodiment of a larger range of emotional experiences including the always-present and often-overlooked sensorimotor emotions that can be readily found in almost every clinical situation.
Who can benefit from ISP?
ISP is for experienced clinicians engaged in psychological work with individuals or groups in therapeutic practice or teaching. If you are a psychologist, psychiatrist, marriage and family therapist, social worker, professional counselor, psychiatric nurse, or art, movement and breath therapist, coach, bodyworker, energy worker, psychology trainer and educator, clergy, meditation and spiritual teacher, you will find the training valuable in your clinical practice or professional education work that involves psychological processing.
What is covered in ISP?
We will study the findings on how cognition, emotion, and behavior depend not only on the brain but also on the body and the environment; how cognition, emotion, and behavior are inter-related in the physiology of the brain as well as the body and its relationship to the environment; and how emotion and the body’s involvement in emotion are important for improving cognition, emotion, and behavior. We will also study the older and newer findings on the physiology of emotions in depth in relation to the physiology of self-regulation in the brain and the body. We will study about defenses against emotions in the quantum body of the individual as well as in the connections between the individual and collective psyches. We will study and practice clinical strategies that can potentially help all therapies to improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes in their work by involving the body more in the embodiment of a broader range of emotional experiences (primary, secondary, and always-present and often-overlooked sensorimotor emotions).
Module One will focus on how we can facilitate greater emotional embodiment through the musculature of the legs, the arms, and the head and neck areas in the body. In addition, as an optional topic for the consideration of participants for the purpose of further improving emotional embodiment, introductory work with two layers of the quantum level subtle body, metaphorically named ether and air, will be presented.
Module Two will focus on how we can facilitate greater emotional embodiment through the musculature and diaphragms in the torso as well as through the autonomic nervous system and the organs, glands, and blood vessels governed by it. The topic of inter-personal resonance, its scientific basis, how to use it, and its value in emotional embodiment as well as attachment work will be covered. In addition, as an optional topic for the consideration of participants for the purpose of further improving emotional embodiment, how to work with four layers of the quantum level subtle body introduced in part one, metaphorically named ether, air, fire, and water, will be presented.
Module Three will focus on how we can facilitate greater emotional embodiment through the physiology of the brain, spinal cord, and the structures that surround and protect them (cerebrospinal fluid, membrane, bone, fascia, tendon, ligament, muscle. An optional topic for the consideration of participants for the purpose of further improving emotional embodiment, how to work with another layer of the quantum level subtle body, metaphorically named earth, will be presented. Another optional topic for the consideration of participants, how to work to connect the individual psyche to various levels of the collective psyche to further improve emotional embodiment, will also be presented.
For more information: https://www.integralsomaticpsychology.com/
ISP Module 1 Objectives:
1. To be able to describe the ways in which cognition, emotion, and behavior have been found to be dependent not only on the brain but also on the body and the environment.
2. To be able to describe the ways in which cognition, behavior, and emotion have been found to be inter-related in the brain as well as the body and its relationship to the environment.
3. To be able to describe the importance of emotion and the body’s involvement in emotion for improved cognition, emotion, and behavior.
4. To be able to describe how the greater use of the body as a container for regulating emotions can improve cognition, emotion, and behavior.
5. To be able to describe the major findings on the physiology of emotions in the brain, the body, and the body’s relationship to the environment.
6. To be able to describe the different ways in which the muscular system has been found to be involved in generating as well as defending against emotions.
7. To be able to describe specific tools (awareness, intent, expression, movement, breath, etc.) that psychotherapists can use to expand and regulate the brain and body physiology to expand and regulate emotional experience.
8. To be able to describe the different types or layers of emotional experience (primary, secondary, and sensorimotor).
9. To be able to describe the seven basic feedback patterns in the model of regulation used in the ISP approach to facilitate blood, nervous system, and energy flows in the brain and body physiology to improve physical and emotional regulation.
10. To be able to describe how to work with the musculature in the arms, legs, and head and neck areas to expand these areas to foster greater emotional regulation.
Click here for the complete ISP Professional Training program curriculum - please link to https://www.integralsomaticpsychology.com/isp-curriculum/
Dr. Raja Selvam Founder
Los Angeles ISP Training Coordinator:
Module 1: April 5-8, 2019
Module 2: October 4-7, 2019
Module 3: March 27-30, 2020
The ISP training consists of three 4-day modules. Los Angeles training days run from Friday thru Monday. Training times run from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Day 1 to 3) and 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (Day 4) with 1.5 hrs for lunch and two breaks during the day. CEUs: 24 per module: available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, professional counselors, and social workers. Additional cost for CEUs.
To Apply: https://www.integralsomaticpsychology.com/los-angeles-isp-training/